TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.

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1968

image The word Reggae first appeared in print in 1968 hit 'Do the Reggay" by Toots & The Maytals.

1968

image When Coxsone Dodd, the STUDIO 1 owner, traveled to England in 1968, he brought some gadgets with him, among them an electronic device called an ECHOPLEX, a delay box. And this very kind of box changed music forever. This new dimensi

1968

image In 1968, Jimmy Cliff released his debut album, Hard Road To Travel, and won the International Song Festival with "Waterfall," a song that became a smash hit in Brazil.

1968

image In 1968 The Ethiopians recorded "Everything Crash", their first big hit. The song criticised the political situation in Jamaica at the time, such as water rationing and power cuts that led to unrest (including an incident in which t

1968

image The Techniques performing ‘Run Come Celebrate’ at the National Arena, a song which earned them a third-place finish in the Festival Song finals of 1968

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